Where to even begin?
It’s the question that even the most intrepid beer lovers find themselves asking when confronted by the variety, prestige, and sheer volume of craft breweries that call Asheville home. This increasingly trendy mountain town in the Smokies has been a microbrewery hotbed for decades thanks to its pristine spring water, boundary-pushing brewers, and eco-conscious drinkers craving tasty beers made with quality ingredients. You’ll have a lot of options when mapping your taproom adventure in the Land of the Sky.
This rundown of Asheville’s essential breweries, loaded as it is with exemplary western North Carolina craft producers, is sure to cause a ruckus amongst those lucky enough to spend lots of time in such a beautiful, beer-soaked city. But if you’re uninitiated to the AVL beer scene, or visiting for the first time, it’ll steer you towards some can’t-miss picks. Whether they’re the city’s best of the best is your call to make.